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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Teacher Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

“To have another language is to possess a second soul” - Charlemagne

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of French. We are seeking someone who has a passion for their subject and wants to inspire the next generation. To be truly ‘great’ you need an environment in which pupils genuinely want to learn. An environment in which your colleagues are as geeky about your subject as you are. You will need to be determined to drive up standards, have a positive approach and be committed to making a difference.

About You:

We need a passionate Teacher of French with a desire to inspire this passion into our pupils.Your skills and experience will include:

  • Being a good/outstanding classroom practitioner with a good understanding of how children learn;
  • Possessing a passion to make a difference in pupils’ lives and showing a commitment to school improvement;
  • Having up to data subject and pedagogical knowledge.

About Us:

Ofsted graded Smestow Academy ‘Inadequate’ when it was in the previous trust. Since joining Matrix in January 2023, the school has experienced a very rapid turnaround. You may have heard about this from recent news coverage: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/visited-inadequate-secondary-school-wasnt-28096068

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.

Commitment to safeguarding

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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About Smestow Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
654 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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We are excited to now be part of Matrix Academy Trust from January 2023.

As a Trust, our vision is simple: every child deserves an exceptional education. We make this happen by doing the things which really make a difference. Working smartly means we have staff who want to work here. It ensures we have the capacity to care for every pupil, providing them with the best possible education – without exception.

A great school is one people want to work at and one parents want to send their children to. No matter how great our schools might be, we never rest on our laurels. We are restless in our efforts to keep improving and we instil this in our young people.

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